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Comment Archives: stories: Arts & Culture

Re: “Rosemont, So Much to Answer For

The only link I can find is
http://lensontheland.com
and it does not appear to be the entire exhibit. Need better information about the exhibit, is it online, etc.

When they built my house, it did not affect national forest, water supply, air quality…..

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Posted by tom on 02/06/2014 at 12:24 PM

Re: “Rosemont, So Much to Answer For

The Rosemont Copper project is not unique. Everything we do impacts the environment.

May I inquire about what was lost when they built the house you live in?

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Posted by David Briggs on 02/05/2014 at 9:41 PM

Re: “Without Papers

Guess we are supposed to feel sorry for "another" illegal alien who did not enter here legally? Nope, not going to. I think it's a Hispanic Guilt" crap we are supposed to swallow. Multiply this by 20,000,000 and you have them being a majority by 2050.
Take your guilt and shove it.

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Posted by Fraser007 on 01/24/2014 at 5:30 PM

Re: “Without Papers

The precautions Alejandra takes to not get caught are the same precautions American Citizens take when they know they have a warrant out for their arrest, have committed a crime and are not sure if they are a suspect, etc. Ultimately Alejandra was taking the same precautions as an illegal immigrant as American Citizen criminals take everyday. I know plenty of legal immigrants and they are proud of their citizenship papers that they earned legally and the right way. No one seems to care about the people who enter the U.S. legally, they are more concerned with being sympathetic to those who entered the U.S. illegally.

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Posted by MadamJenny on 01/23/2014 at 11:26 AM

Re: “Out, Out, Brief Candle

Great article, Sherilyn, and I totally agree. We already have an over abundance of downtown restaurants. What we need are reasons to bring folks downtown and theatre is a big reason! We theatre junkies typically want to go out before or after a show - and often it's both. I think it's a total shame, especially since Beowulf was really the best small theatre in Tucson in terms of the stage size, seating comfort, etc. Their closing will leave a large hole in downtown Tucson!

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Posted by eggypann on 01/02/2014 at 4:13 PM

Re: “Moby Dick and Dance

Carie Schneider here.....Because I'm very bad at getting information to Nanette so she can do interviews for things like this - whoops! - I have a couple corrections about the Youth Company piece - it's actually based on my visit to the headwaters of the Gila River last summer, where I watched the river begin to rise downstream while a monsoon storm raged over the watershed. I talked to the youth about this view of a river, how it can be peaceful one moment, and raging the next; how it can soothe your sore feet, but wear away at stone. The kids themselves (ages 10-13) then wrote about experiences they had when water was both peaceful and thrilling, calming and destructive. All the movement was created by the kids themselves, and I just put it into a structure and order. But if you want to just go by my dad's review of the show (he came to the open dress rehearsal tonight): "Those kids are energetic!"

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Posted by Theca Rie on 12/18/2013 at 10:28 PM

Re: “Cabaret, Triumphant

I saw this brilliant production @the Sunday matinee - I felt as tho I was back in NYC. If you miss this version of Cabaret, blame no one but Urself.....

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Posted by Jeff Bilkanich on 12/16/2013 at 3:33 PM

Re: “Cabaret, Triumphant

And yes, the ensemble is so worthy of the random bold-facing.

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Posted by mscot on 12/12/2013 at 2:42 PM

Re: “Two Tales of Christmas

Holiday Christmas Music Flash Mob would be a great addition and adventure to the people of Tucson. A surprise fest at one of the big malls. music and song for the surprised shoppers

Posted by Sam Smith on 12/09/2013 at 3:54 PM

Re: “

Nutcracker by the Numbers

Ooops! Must be an oversight to not include Moscow Ballet's company of 40 performing "Great Russian Nutcracker" in the "professional" category....if they are not professionals (dance as a full-time career and are paid for it) then who is? Go to www.nutcracker.com for all about the tour and company

Posted by Moscow Ballet on 12/05/2013 at 9:34 AM

Re: “Shows With Tunes

Hello,
I am a distant cousin of Terry Howell and would like to email Cindy. Her husband and I found each other online back in 2003. He wanted to exchange Dalton genealogy at the time.
Thank you,
Jackie in ID

Posted by Jackie Cadle on 11/26/2013 at 7:51 PM

Re: “A Pinch of Prickly Pear

Francisca was the wife of Lloyd... Lloyd's on 6th Street kept many of us fed through our years at the UA. Charlotte, the waitress, was there over 30 years. I had a couple other friends who helped serving the lunch rush... there was usually a line... and we cried when Lloyd closed the doors. The best enchiladas ever.

Posted by nutridawg on 11/24/2013 at 4:27 PM

Re: “Sister Act

Great book!

Posted by Laura Fitzgerald on 11/20/2013 at 8:42 PM

Re: “Targeting the Drones

I wonder: the reviewer is a woman. The "actress" is a woman playing a female fighter pilot. View points expressed 360 degrees are all feminine. I wonder if all of this is circumspect to the female sex: men would feel differently about the whole process because we are cultured differently. Dr. Laura Schlessinger once commented on her radio show about the film Air Force One, one fighter pilot put his plane between AF1 and a rocket and exploded protecting the president. " A natural instinct for a man," she explained. She did not think so for a woman. I ran into a female fighter pilot from D/M at the landromat off-base one Saturday who was a bit prickly about the same subject. The major said to me, " it's all the same - men/women, we're all fighter pilots." Yeah? Well....maybe. Maybe not.

Posted by frank McLaury on 10/11/2013 at 12:42 AM

Re: “Ecotopian Bubble

What a wonderful and enlightening story--to me the story of life.

Posted by D. Wayne Dworsky on 09/30/2013 at 2:00 PM

Re: “Fall Arts Preview 2013

Quick correction: THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER presented by UA Arizona Repertory Theatre on campus plays Nov 10 through Dec 8, 2013.

Posted by Lisa Pierce on 09/29/2013 at 12:06 PM

Re: “Not-So-Fresh Feeling

In my opinion, this production was fabulous. I fell in love with the directing choices made by Stephen Wrentmore and for the most part agreed with the way the characters were played. Stephen's additions to the already-fun play such as the addition of the Beastie Boys and Guns N' Roses only enhanced my enjoyment of the play. The "modern" additions accurately underscored the most fun elements of the play and perfectly complemented the overall theme and mood. Placed where they were, they also could not help but re-invigorate the audience for the exciting conclusion of the play. In her review on the Arizona Daily Star, Kathy Allen calls the modifications "gratuitous and anachronistic," saying that they "seemed to be there for no other reason than to attempt to put a contemporary spin on the play ." She then goes on to say that "the thing about “Earnest” is, it doesn't need spin." I heartily disagree with Ms. Allen. I believe that theater was not meant to be taken strictly by the script-if that was so, why would we as theater goers go to see a play more than once, whether put on by the same company or a different one? It would be the exact same performance. I believe that scripts can and should be played with, especially with so playful a playwright such as Oscar Wilde. I do not think that the additions distracted from my enjoyment of the performance; rather, they added to it. Sherilyn Forrester of Tucson Weekly added that "whatever the new spin, it's important that it be true to Earnest" which I believe Stephen was, in keeping with the fun spirit of Oscar Wilde. In addition, I very much enjoyed the characters in Earnest and thought that for the most part, they were wonderfully portrayed. Algernon, Jack, Cecily, and Gwendolyn had all found that character spark that manifests itself internally as well as externally that really determines whether the actor is the character or whether they are playing the character. However, I did not enjoy Lady Bracknell's performance nearly as much. The character to me felt flat and unexciting-the lines were delivered painfully slowly, the cues were a beat behind, the accent was not enjoyable, and the characteristic spark was lacking. I very much agree with Ms. Forrester when she reports that "this attempt falls flat" because "when [Bracknell]...enters, all the energy flees the room." I think this is an accurate description because I found Lady Bracknell's portrayal to be just flat.
The technical aspects of this play were glorious. The set, lights, sound, and costumes were so cleverly done and gorgeously rendered that it was hard not to just stare at them. The costumes were beautiful examples of nineteenth century Victorian wear, and the set took a creative spin on the classical Victorian decorations while still staying true to the Victorian spirit and perfectly exemplifying the overarching themes of the show. One of the most creative aspects of the set was the rotating fan that was hand-painted like a peacock feather that sunk into the stage at the end of Act I. It reflected the aristocratic peacock theme of the script and the production while being a marvelously clever work of set design. I agree with Ms. Allen when she says that the production "looks beautiful." It definitely does.
In conclusion, I would wholeheartedly recommend this play to a friend. I believe that this production does a great job and retaining the original fun, jovial spirit of Oscar Wilde while incorporating even more fun aspects in order to increase the audience's enjoyment of the play. The technical aspects are gorgeous, creating a production that is pleasurable to look at, and the acting and directing choices are almost all spot on. I would most definitely say to go see The Importance of Being Earnest!

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Posted by sherlock0719 on 09/26/2013 at 9:50 PM

Re: “Not-So-Fresh Feeling

it is interesting how the people in the press, especially bush league press that nobody gives a ---- about, can come up with these amazing reviews, critical thinking, and profound judgements. but then again, all of these bush league journalist didn't make in the field they are writing about, did they.

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Posted by elvis on 09/26/2013 at 6:07 PM

Re: “Not-So-Fresh Feeling

Well, that was an annoying review. First the author complains about this huge misstep by the director that dooms this production and then say nothing about that misstep. I guess you're trying to drum up business with reverse psychology--Come see this play, not for the terrific performance outlined but, for the one really misguided terrible interpretation of the most dominant character.

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Posted by hillmaddy on 09/26/2013 at 7:36 AM

Re: “Totalitarian Trauma

METHINKS U DOEST PROTEST WAY TOO MUCH

Posted by frank McLaury on 09/19/2013 at 7:23 AM

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